Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’m back today after a week of vacation. I needed the break. It was a great week of sun, boat rides, and swimming. There’s something about being by the water that seems to calm my restless soul.
When we go up north, it’s easy to forget about the pandemic and the restrictions and the illness. We’re in our own little world of boating, swimming, watching sunsets, and just enjoying our down time. I think everyone needs to do this. Get out of the house and go somewhere and just have some fun.
When you work from home, you tend to never leave. You don’t need to unless it’s to go to the store or run a few errands. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut during these times.
To keep my spirits up, I’m exercising more. That means I’m running. I’m not fast. I won’t be winning any competitions, but it helps me keep a positive attitude and it’s good for my body. Did you know running is good for your bones? If you’re worried about osteoporosis take up running. I just had a bone density scan and my doctor says he can tell I’ve been exercising. 🙂
I’m also writing more, which helps me focus on something other than this pandemic and all the information flying around about it. I’ve finished one story and I’ve got another one going and it’s going well. I’m liking this new one almost as much as the one I just finished. The one I just finished has a lot of my heart and soul in the story. I’m very excited about it.
I’ve also started collecting recipes to make some new and exciting meals. We’ve gotten into kind of a food rut lately, and we’ve been eating out more. Which isn’t the best for our health. Cooking with your family is a great way to spend some quality time together and cook up some new healthy meals.
So, the point I’m trying to make is, use this pandemic to work on some projects you haven’t had time to start. You’ll feel productive and it’ll help get your mind off your circumstances. Make it work for you.
How are you spending your time during quarantine? Have you started any new projects? Leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you!
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I totally reversed osteoporosis. It took 18 years from having 49% bone density to being ‘normal’ for my age. 3 hours working out a day, calcium supplements.
You go girl! What exercises did you do? I know weight training is really good for your bones, too! 🙂
So glad you got away! We did too–up to my dad’s on Lake Erie. Much like you, we boated, swam, and the boys tried some fishing. It was wonderful to social distance by way of water! I should jog, at least–I know that. I’m always torn between my joints not liking that–I had such hip trouble when I tried to jog, last–and my bones not liking me not jogging. They need that high impact exercise. Ugh. I did have a fun swim in the pool the other day–a cardio workout, if nothing else!
I’m glad you got away as well. If you don’t mind my asking, where are you? We were close to Lake Michigan, but didn’t spend much time there. Are you in Canada. Yes, jogging is hard on the joints that’s for sure. I’m probably going to have to start some other weight bearing exercise so I can preserve my joints. I can always walk. Walking a mile burns as many calories as running a mile, but I don’t get the cardio workout I get from running. I’m glad you got into the water and had a fun swim! I did, too. It was refreshing! 🙂
I live in MD–not far from D.C.–but venture back to visit my dad in OH any chance I get. He’s on Lake Erie, near Sandusky. The islands in Lake Erie are close to the Canadian border–in fact, we used to camp on Pelee Island, which is in Ontario. We didn’t visit any of the islands, this visit, because the ferries were pretty packed! As for exercising–I just wish all our pencil-pushing and typing counted for something!
I hear you! I do, too. Because I do a lot of typing. LOL! How cool is that, that you visit your Dad as much as you can. My dad passed away close to twenty three years ago and I still miss him. 😦
Hugs, Lisa! Grief gets viscerally “easier,” I think but never easy.
Yes. I would agree with that statement! 🙂
I started taking better care of my garden and everything is flourishing and cooking lots of different dishes.
Good for you! I’m trying to do that, we get in a food rut every once in a while when we don’t know what to make. LOL!
A lot many people have embraced exercise during the pandemic which is a good things. It is the best investment you can do in terms of time and efforts. I have been following regular workout regime for a couple of years now. During the lockdowns, I couldn’t visit the gym so increased my exercise at home.
Good for you, Arv! Exercise is so important for not only our physical health, but our mental health, too!
That’s true. 🙂
Great advice, girlfriend! A change of scenery does a body good, plus getting all those tasks we’ve put on the backburner will definitely get us out of the pandemic rut! Cheers, Lisa!
Thanks for stopping by, Sharon! I appreciate your support! 🙂
There are so many positives and negatives to all of this, and I love your advice. A change of scenery is always good. As a teacher, I am just getting ready to go back, so trying to manage all of this is a bit stressful. Your tips are such a help.
I’m so glad I could help you out and I feel for you, being a teacher right now is not easy! Sending positive vibes your way!
Gardening! Well, gardening more and writing. It’s been an unexpected relief.
Good for you! I’m planning on putting together a rock garden with some flowers soon. As soon as we get the dirt put into place. LOL! It’s going to be an adventure! 🙂
Aside from work, just writing and writing, and raising that little puppy of mine:-)
Oh, puppies are fun! What kind of puppy do you have? Also, what are you working on as far as your writing is concerned? 🙂
He’s a black Lab:-) For writing, I’m finishing my third novel. My publisher is interested so I’m trying to get it done mid-August. 2 and a half more chapters to go!
You go girl!